Trimming Your Waistline

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By R. Matheny, PhD, RDN

About the Book

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Softcover 6x9 176

Obesity among American adults is reaching an alarming level, presenting medical and emotional challenges for the individuals and their families. In Trimming Your Waistline, author Dr. R. Matheny, a registered dietitian, provides practical advice to prevent or correct weight problems in men and women that are reducing their quality of life.

Also helpful for health professionals in weight management and the paraprofessionals who assist them, Trimming Your Waistline gives information about the following weight-related practices:

improving weight, body mass index (BMI), and waist circumference and improving health by becoming an informed patient
preparing mentally for the task of losing weight and reducing stress levels
learning basic nutrition facts and information about nutrition and dietary supplement labeling
improving dietary intake and eating practices
selecting a weight-loss plan and developing a personalized physical-activity program
tallying improvements made during a weight-loss program and determining a weight-maintenance plan and commitments for healthy practices in weight maintenance for the future

A companion to Healthy Weight: The Best Birthday Gift for Your Child, Trimming Your Waistline offers dieters a hands-on, step-by-step experience that answers not only what problems have caused them to gain the extra pounds but also how to correct them.

About the Author

R. Matheny, PhD, RDN, earned a PhD in nutritional sciences and is a registered dietitian with the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She also has a master's degree in Public Heath with a double concentration in public health nutrition and maternal and child health. Matheny's professional experience has been acquired at two county health departments in infant, maternal, and childhood nutrition.